On the 21st of March 2012 i gave up smoking permanently. I was confident of succeeding as i got to a stage in my life where i hated it everything about it. I didn't want to be a smoker no more or have my life ruined.
Two years on and i feel fitter and far more healthier at 41 years of age then what i was 10 years ago or so. My immune system seems to be working at full power again as i can't actually remember being ill and common colds don't last very long either.
The biggest myth i have dispelled is the drinking and smoking one. All smokers think they go hand in hand.It's a marriage made in heaven.Thankfully that's not true. I thoroughly enjoy drinking and not smoking, i honestly do. I'm not in the slightest bit tempted either when i'm out with friends. All that worry disappeared ages ago
I might wake up with a hangover as expected but i certainly don't wake up coughing my guts up and trying desperately to draw fresh air into my lungs.
I have also finally got my weight under control and that was a tough nut to crack believe me. I have managed to shed at least 5 stone through simple changes to what i eat and loads and loads of walking. I have even joined waling forums and now i so much appreciate our wonderful countryside/history/wildlife etc
My home is a smoke free zone and so to is my car. More importantly i'm smoke free and extremely happy.
Thanks for all your support and private messages i have received over the last two years as it really helped me alot. Everyone needs a good pat on the back occasionally and you are never to old for one.